WAEC Releases 2019 WASSCE Results; Withholds Results of 48,855 Candidates


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of the 2019 WASSCE – West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates.

The Council said it will dispatch the results to the schools, and candidates are advised to contact their heads of school for their results.

Meanwhile the examinations body says it is withholding the entire results of some 48,855 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

Statistics of this year’s results result show that there were improvements in the performance of candidates at A1-C6 in all the core subjects.
Again, the number of candidates whose results have been withheld this year is higher than last year’s.

The results have been hosted online and can be assessed by the candidates. https://ghana.waecdirect.org

A total of 346,094 candidates entered for the examination. This figure is 9.2% higher than the 2018 candidature of 316,999.
The 2019 entry figure was made up of 170,857 (49.37%) males and 175,237 (50.63%) females.

The examination was conducted for 987 participating schools. A total of 2,322 (0.67%) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

The performance of the candidates in regard to the four core subjects are as follows:
English Language: 167,733 (48.96%) obtained A1-C6, 100,781 (29.42%) obtained D7-E8 while 74,038 (21.61%) F9

Mathematics (Core): 223,737 (65.31%) obtained A1-C6, 72,408 (21%) obtained D7-E8 while 46,384 (13.54%) had F9

Integrated Science: 216,095 (63.17% obttained A1-C6; 91,151 (27%) obtained D7-E8 while 34,825 (10.18%) had F9

Social Studies: 257,838 975.43%) obtained A1-C6; 52,983 (15.50%) obtained D7-E8 while 30,970 (9.06%) had F9

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